What if every bad thing someone has ever said about you is true? Or has some truth to it.
What if you let it in? Consider it? There is truth in all of it. Might not be my truth, or yours, but there is some truth there. The choice to believe it or dismiss it, that’s what’s up to you. I most times want to go on the defense when I hear something negative about myself, but what if I let if sink in? What harm could that do? Am I obsessive? Am I micro-manager? Can I go with the flow or do I always need a plan? Am I contrary just to be contrary?
On the flip side, what if all the good things anyone has ever said about you is also true. Am I ambitious, tenacious, smart?
That’s the balance of life. We are both – and – only we know the real truth about who we are, but everyone else sees it every day. You can hide the good or the bad, but people see it and so do you. And maybe it’s not “BAD” of “GOOD” at all. Maybe it just is. Maybe our strengths can also be weaknesses.
What if I let the comments in?
Freedom. Freedom from trying to be someone, freedom to be yourself. The good, the bad, the best. We’re all of it.